Critic Consensus: A faithful interpretation that captures the spirit of whimsy, action, and off-kilter humor of Neil Gaiman, Stardust juggles multiple genres and tones to create a fantastical experience.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for fantasy violence and some risque humor)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Matthew Vaughn, Nicolas Provost, Nicholas Le Provost|
|Written By:||Neil Gaiman, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Nicholas Le Provost|
|In Theaters:||Aug 10, 2007 Wide|
|On DVD:||Dec 18, 2007|
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Critic Reviews for Stardust
Like the star that falls to Earth near the beginning of the movie, Stardust is glittery and pretty and possesses its own pleasing-enough personality, but it won't set the world on fire.
The oddball elements may surprise viewers expecting something a bit more ordinary in approach, but the surprise should be a pleasant one.
There was just enough connection between Claire Danes and Charlie Cox that happily ever after is exactly what I wanted.
Audience Reviews for Stardust
Just watched this again for the 5000th time this time on blu ray and it again is just an amazingly fun movie!! Directed my Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), it is one of my all time favorites. What do stars do? They shine and the stars of this movie do from Robert De Niro to Michelle Pfeiffer. All around great movie!!
An average fantasy but: sweeping photography of panoramic vistas aplenty, a collection of ghosts adding Greek chorus commentary about the action, and Michelle Pfieffer's glorious head witch.
Whimsical, fantastic, and mythical only in the way Neil Gaiman can write it. This adaptation from his book of the same name is perfectly fun and romantic. It's a mix between "The Princess Bride" and "Ella Enchanted," a film that evokes childhood fairytales as well as the adult nature of the original Grimm's Fairytales. There's every number of characters, including witches, sky pirates, warring princes, and a fallen star turned beautiful young woman. With stunning visuals, catty humor, and a lovable romantic pair this is a must-see film for all ages. The main problems I had with the film was the strange, slightly homophobic humor of Robert De Niro cross-dressing and putting on a "sissy" voice, and the complexity of the plot, which could have been better condensed for the film adaptation. Otherwise this was a fun, magical journey.
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